I think it's best to start off by briefly defining what the term "athleticism" really means, and how you can attain more of it as a football player specifically. In the simplest sense of the word, athleticism is simply a collection of unique and individual skills or abilities that when put together help form greater athleticism. Athleticism consists of strength, conditioning, agility/change of direction, power, acceleration, and top speed as a general norm. Fortunately, science and real world evidence has routinely shown time and time again that each of the athletic measures I just mentioned can be improved upon in literally everyone regardless of genetics, age, experience, or what have you, through very specific, proven, and proper training methods that the sport of football cannot and will not ever offer, unfortunately. Thus making athletic training essential if you truly want to get the most out of training and be the best football player you can be. Furthermore, when you improve athletic ability there will be a simultaneous increase in your football specific skill set potential. For example, improving power levels through specific exercises will automatically improve one's ability to run faster, cut and move quicker, so and so forth. Below is some of what our program can offer specifically if you or your athlete is competing in football, followed by a brief presentation of past and present athletes that have gone through our system over the years and made serious progress, allowing them to take their game to the next level!
Benefit #1-Better first step and start explosiveness
Benefit #2-Improved change of direction and cutting ability
Benefit #3-Improved lateral movement (lineman and linebackers)
Benefit #4-Better total body health and improved recovery rates
Benefit #5-Improved linear acceleration and “breakaway” speed up and down the field (wide receivers, running backs, and cornerbacks)
Benefit #6-Greater durability and resiliency with player to player contact scenarios (i.e. tackling, blocking, etc.)
Benefit #7-Quicker defensive recovery by arriving at target spots quicker, cutting off opponents sooner, and covering pursuit angles much faster
Athlete #1-Josh Barrett, Former NFL Starting Safety for the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots
“As an NFL athlete I’ve trained all over America and working with Travis, his hands on approach, challenged me as an athlete. His knowledge, passion, and work ethic is amazing. I recommend Travis to anyone who aspires to reach their athletic goals.”
Athlete #2-Jeff Rowe, Former NFL Quarterback
“After training with both the Cincinnati Bengals and University of Nevada strength staffs, and also Athletes Performance, which could arguably have the best athletic trainers in the country. I feel strongly that Travis has the knowledge and the ability to easily compare to all three. Within a few short weeks Travis improved my flexibility, improved my knowledge of both nutrition and recovery, and was a pleasure to work with. It’s great to know that I’ve found a trainer for a long time to come.”
Athlete #3-Xavier Smith, Former Cornerback for the Missouri Tigers
Athlete #4-Brent Koontz, Former Collegiate and Arena League Football Player
Brent had a tryout with the San Jose Sabercats of the AFL and recorded a 4.79 40 yard dash time as a linebacker. When we first began training Brent was running between 5.1 and 5.2 seconds. Over the course of one to two years Brent was able to shed approximately a half of a second off of his 40 yard dash and become much more competitive at his position.
Athlete #5-Derek Kline, Quarterback at the University of San Diego
Derek began training with us during his freshmen year of high school. Over the course of 3 years Derek took a full second off of his 40 yard dash, verified by a fully automated electronic timing system, and he put 12 inches on his vertical jump while gaining considerable muscle mass and weight over that time.
Athlete #6-Tanner Quenneville, Former standout high school football player
Tanner cut his fully electronic 20 yard dash time from 2.87 seconds when he began training to 2.61 seconds. He also cut his fully electronic 40 yard dash time from 4.72 seconds to 4.51 seconds becoming the fastest person we have ever worked with. And last but not least, his vertical jump went from 36 inches to a remarkable 41!” He achieved all of these results through a consistent and grueling 4 month training cycle.
Athlete #7-Nolan Wilcock, former high school football player
Nolan gained 25 lbs. of raw muscle in 16 weeks, cut 4 tenths of a second off of his 40 yard dash and put 8 inches on his vertical jump.
Athlete #8-Sean Cochran, former high school football player
Here is a comparison video we had done with Sean versus notable NFL player Niles Paul of the Jacksonville Jaguars, who ran a 4.45 at the NFL scouting combine in the video below. Sean also cut a half of a second off his fully electronic 40 yard dash time during his time spent working at the speed school.
Other notable program accomplishments:
*Endorsements from NFL and Collegiate Head Strength and Conditioning Coaches (49ers, Saints, Cardinals, and LSU)
*Several youth, high school, and collegiate players have gone through our program successfully.
Dan Dalrymple - New Orleans Saints Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
"Every aspect of speed improvement – from proper mechanics to strength training, to nutrition and body composition – is thoroughly addressed. [The Speed Encyclopedia is] a must read for any athlete who wants to get faster or coach who’s training them!"